Ryan Lochte charged by Brazilian authorities

Rio de Janeiro (CNN)US swimmer Ryan Lochte has been charged with falsely reporting a crime, Rio police said Thursday.

The department’s chief has requested a letter be sent to Lochte explaining the legal process related to the charges, according to a statement.
    The 12-time Olympic medalist will now be summoned to Rio, according to Tourist Support Special Precinct officials.


    Lochte told NBC’s Matt Lauer that he had been interviewed by police while he was still in Rio. He also changed his version of the story slightly to include that the swimmers had stopped to use the bathroom and the incident occurred as the quartet was going back to their cab.
    In a second interview with Lauer, he said he had “over-exaggerated” when describing the events of the morning to NBC and others.
    The four-time Olympian also faces potential discipline from the US Olympic Committee and the International Olympic Committee.
    A copy of the indictment also will be sent to the International Olympic Committee’s ethics commission.

    Source: http://edition.cnn.com/

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